Professional Development CLE Manager

Talent Services Chicago, IL Miami, FL Washington, DC New York, NY Los Angeles, CA


Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Professional Development CLE Manager for various office locations.  We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. 

Position Summary:

The Professional Development CLE Manager will report to the Professional Development Manager (CH) working with the CLE team and alongside the firm’s Director of Professional Development, other Professional Development (PD) Managers and Learning and Development teams to develop and implement innovative internal programs to train, develop, engage, and retain the firm’s attorneys with a focus on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and professional development initiatives. The CLE Manager will also work closely with the Professional Development CLE Coordinator and the CLE Assistant.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Firmwide Projects

The Professional Development Manager is responsible for the facilitation of firmwide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training programs. This position is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Firm’s accredited provider status for all CLE programs, as well as supporting the department in successfully executing its overall strategy. The PD Manager will be assigned firmwide projects to lead or to contribute to. The Director of PD will assign those projects as they arise.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

  • Serves as the CLE expert and resource for CLE accreditation requirements and ensure that all programs comply with CLE regulations in jurisdictions where GT holds offices 
  • Responsible for the coordination and facilitation of in-house CLE training programs and events
  • Collaborates with the Marketing Department to assess and fulfill needs for client CLE events
  • Reviews all course materials for CLE compliance and assist in preparation, distribution and filing
  • Enhances CLE workflow as necessary and suggest ways to improve CLE processes
  • Liaises with state CLE Boards and serve as main point of contact for questions or clarifications needed
  • Prepares and submits year-end CLE reports, accredited provider renewal applications, and other mandatory CLE reports to ensure the firm’s accredited provider status in key jurisdictions
  • Responsible for updates and maintenance of the CLE Intranet page
  • Monitors CLE sites for rule changes and interprets, advises and communicates how changes affect the firm and its processes
  • Monitors CLE compliance for relevant jurisdictions and advise attorneys accordingly
  • Consults with the CLE boards on behalf of non-compliant attorneys to ensure post-compliance period courses are properly recorded
  • Answers day-to-day questions from attorneys, practice group administrators, marketing, and other staff regarding CLE rules and individual CLE compliance
  • Collaborates with Directors and Managers in the development of programming for CLE eligibility. Assesses rules of jurisdictions in which we are not accredited
  • Educates attorneys and staff regarding requirements such as invitations containing CLE language, credits, written materials, and accreditation standards
  • Liaises with firm clients to locate CLE accredited resources
  • Manages vendor relationship with Micron and any other technology learning management tools to manage and guide technology upgrades
  • Participates on Professional Development project teams
  • Performs other related duties as necessary


Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively and collaboratively to create support for strategies and processes
  • Strong communication skills needed for oral and written exchanges with attorneys, staff, and CLE Regulating Agencies
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, team player, as well as the ability to listen well and take initiative
  • Passion for driving change and delivering innovative solutions
  • A self-directed approach to work with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Service oriented (responsive to inquiries, independent problem solver, etc.)
  • A diplomatic and creative problem solver; possess superior judgment
  • Proven ability to build trust and gain buy-in from firm leaders and other key stakeholders
  • Experience and comfort with facilitating programs
  • Post-COVID 19, ability to travel as necessary


Qualifications & Prior Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s required with strong project management skills. JD degree with background practicing law at a large law firm preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or attorney professional development experience required. Significant experience in a large law firm is also preferred
  • Ability to understand and interpret CLE regulations
  • 2 years of supervisory experience desired
  • Experience using CE Manager or viMCLE system
  • Strong computer skills, web applications and database experience required
  • Familiarity with learning management systems, adult learning techniques and online learning technologies a plus
  • Database administration a plus

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.